UW’s freshman class largest ever; WWU, EWU also break records

The University of Washington has started the academic year with the largest freshman class in its history with 6,255 students, 67 percent of whom are from Washington.

The UW had a record number of applicants for the year — more than 30,000 — and as a result, the admission rate declined from 59 percent in 2012 to 55 percent this year.

But the acceptance rate for Washington residents was higher. Of the nearly 11,000 Washington high-school students who applied for admission, about 64 percent were accepted.